Not just Dallas or Baton Rouge, cops killed across U.S.

When five police officers were killed and nine wounded in an attack during a protest march in Dallas on July 7, it rattled the nation.

Ten days later, three officers were killed and three injured in Baton Rouge, La., as they were responding to a call about a suspicious person with an assault rifle.

Between the two attacks, law enforcement officers from Georgia to Michigan were shot in incidents that drew far less attention but have added to the growing sense that it’s a dangerous time to be a cop.

With the Dallas shootings, 31 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty so far this year, compared with 18 officers who had died at this point in 2015, according the statistics from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Nick Breul, director of research for the memorial fund and a former Washington, D.C., police officer, said that there have also been a number of surprise attacks targeting and killing police officers.

“As we see increases, it becomes very concerning, particularly when you see increases in the cases of the nature of Dallas,” Breul said.

“Certainly there is a climate now — and the Dallas case indicates that there is a climate now — that certainly should have police on guard,” he added.

A black Army veteran, Lakeem Keon Scott, targeted police in a shooting on July 7 along a highway in Bristol, Tenn., authorities said. One woman was killed and three other people were injured, including one officer who is white. Scott was charged with one count of first-degree murder and seven counts of attempted first-degree murder.

“Preliminarily, the investigation reveals Scott targeted individuals and officers after being troubled by recent incidents involving African Americans and law enforcement officers,” authorities from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

An officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ballwin, Mo., was shot from behind and critically injured during a traffic stop while he was walking back to his patrol car on July 8, the day after the Dallas shooting.

“A direct attack on an officer like this is not common. It was a very open and very blatant ambush,” said Officer Benjamin Granda of the St. Louis County Police Department. The officer is white and the suspected shooter is black, but Granda declined to speculate about whether the attack had racial overtones.

The same day in Valdosta, Ga., a shooter lured an officer to his house with a 911 call and then opened fire, authorities said. The man, a recovering drug addict, said he “wanted the police to shoot him as he wanted to die,” according to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation news release. Both the shooter and the officer survived bullet wounds, authorities said.

Also on July 8 in Georgia, another officer on patrol became a target when a motorist pulled up and fired at him in Roswell, north of Atlanta. The officer was not injured, and a suspect was taken into custody. But authorities have not commented on the gunman’s motives.

Roswell Det. Zachary Frommer told WSB-TV news that officers were already on high alert after the attacks in Dallas.

“Then something like this happens and it just perks us up even more,” Frommer said.

The violence continued after the weekend when two court bailiffs, both former policemen, were shot and killed by an inmate inside the Berrien County Courthouse in Michigan. A sheriff’s deputy in the courthouse was wounded, and the gunman was later shot and killed.

Kim Fowler, a former law enforcement officer who knew both the slain bailiffs, said that growing violence is a danger to police, but officers try not to dwell on the risks when they are doing their job.

“They can’t sit around thinking about it, and they don’t,” he said. “All you can do is try your best to prepare. You can’t stop doing your normal activities or your everyday police work in taking care of the public.”

erica.evans@latimes.com

 


UPDATES:

July 17, 3:47 p.m.: This article was updated with the deaths of three police officers in Baton Rouge, La.

This article was originally published July 13 at 3 a.m.

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Update: Oregon Militiaman Murdered by Cops; “He Had His Hands in the Air”

Daughter: “He was shot in the face”

I want the world to know how my father was murdered today. His hands were in the air and he was shot in the face by the American authorities. Ammon Bundy reported there are 6 witnesses to this evil.

Posted by Thara Tenney on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Her testimony was echoed by another eyewitness, Victoria Sharp, who was in the car with Finicum when the group were pulled over by cops and federal agents.

Sharp claims that Finicum put his hands out of the car window and asked the police to allow the women to leave the car.

“They shot at him, but they missed him,” said Sharp, adding that the group then attempted to drive away in the car but were shot at again by police.

“When we crashed and stopped for a second, he got out of the car, he had his hands in the air, he’s like ‘just shoot me then’….and they did, they shot him dead,” said Sharp.

“He was just walking, with his hands in the air, I swear to God, and they shot him dead and after he was down on the ground, shot him three more times,” said Sharp, adding that the vehicle was again “bombarded with bullets” as well as tear gas rounds.

Sharp says that the group tried to “find something white” so they could display it as a sign of surrender. She challenges news reports that only six shots were fired, asserting, “they shot at least 120 shots altogether.”

Sharp also claims that none of the individuals in the car pulled out a gun at any point and that the incident was an “ambush” with “FBI snipers in the trees” surrounding the vehicle.

“They had their hands out of the window to show they were not firing, nothing, we showed no aggression at all,” said Sharp.

Sharp’s testimony is contradicted by another individual who said he spoke to Ammon Bundy’s security guard and that LaVoy Finicum had “charged” at police officers after he exited the vehicle.

Protesters who remain at the occupied federal building have vowed to continue their stance as authorities continue to insist they want a “peaceful” resolution to the matter.

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Woman Claims Sexual Assault After Cops Perform Body Cavity Search Over Marijuana

Deputy allegedly threatened to break woman’s legs for refusing invasive probe
Woman Claims Sexual Assault After Cops Perform Body Cavity Search Over Marijuana

by Adan Salazar | Infowars.com | August 6, 2015


A woman in Texas is claiming sexual assault after a routine traffic stop turned into a body cavity inspection at the hands of a local county sheriff’s office.

“I feel like they sexually assaulted me!” 21-year-old Charnesia Corley says. “I really do. I feel disgusted, downgraded, humiliated.”

Corley, of Spring, Texas, says she was pulled over by a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy on June 21, while on her way to purchase medication for her mother.

The deputy told Corley she ran a stop sign, but then noted he smelled marijuana in her vehicle and asked her to step out.

Handcuffed in the parking lot of a gas station, Corley sat in the back of the deputy’s squad car until he completed a search of her vehicle, which came up empty handed.

In a twist, the deputy returned to his patrol car and insisted it now smelled like marijuana.

Corley waited as a female deputy was summoned to conduct a more thorough search.

“She tells me to pull my pants down. I told her, I said, ‘Ma’am, I don’t have any underwear on.’ She says, ‘Well, that doesn’t matter. Pull your pants down,’” Corley said.

According to Corley the female officer grew more aggressive and threatened violence for noncompliance.

“She throws me on the ground by my car and tells me, ‘Open your legs.’ I told her, ‘No, I’m not going to open my legs.’ So she says, ‘Well if you don’t open them I’m going to break them.’”

“I bend over and she proceeds to try to force her hand inside of me. I tell her, ‘Ma’am, No. You cannot do this,’” a distraught Corley recalled to KTRK News.

“And all I could do was just lay there. I felt helpless.”

While Corley says at no time did she give officers consent, a Harris County Sheriff’s spokesperson says an arrest report shows she told officers she would undergo a “strip search if I needed to.”

Corley’s attorney, Sam Cammack, says there’s no question that conducting an unwarranted cavity search at a gas station in full public view was a violation of his client’s civil rights.

“It’s undeniable that the search is unconstitutional,” Cammack told KTRK.

Corley was subsequently charged with possession of marijuana and resisting arrest, a charge which KTRK notes is at odds with the department’s claim that she gave consent to the search.

“Investigators say they found .02 ounces of marijuana on her,” reports KTRK, though they do not indicate where it was located.

Last year, a Texas State Trooper was sentenced to a year in jail and fined $2,000 after a judge found she sexually violated two women in a similar incident in Dallas in 2013. The women, who claimed Trooper Kelly Helleson performed a cavity search on both of them using the same latex glove, were awarded nearly $200,000 after winning a federal civil rights lawsuit.

Revolt: Millions of N.Y. Gun Owners Refuse to Register Firearms

Only around 24,000 New Yorkers, many of them cops, complied with gun control law

by Kit Daniels | Infowars.com | June 24, 2015


Millions of New York gun owners refused to register their firearms to comply with the draconian N.Y. SAFE Act.

So far only around 24,000 gun owners, many of them cops, registered their semiautomatic rifles with the state, meaning that the law has effectively been repealed through civil disobedience.

“I am amused at the pathetically low numbers of New Yorkers who registered their so-called assault rifles,” New York State Rifle & Pistol Association President Tom King said. “The number of individuals who registered their guns is 24,000 and many of these are law-enforcement officials mandated to comply by their department.”

“New York gun owners know it is flawed and they are not complying with it. I am confident that we will ultimately prevail in getting significant portions of the law overturned in the courts.”

The SAFE Act, which created a gun registry for semiautomatic weapons using detachable magazines, was practically ignored by both gun owners and sheriffs since it was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2013.

Protestors against the law marked the April 15 registration deadline by destroying state registration cards.

“They have been shredding the Constitution for years,” gun owner Rus Thompson said. “You shred the Constitution, we’ll shred any form you want us to fill out.”

“They can’t arrest a million people. What are they going to do?”

Erie Co. Sheriff Timothy B. Howard publicly said he wouldn’t enforce the SAFE Act.

“The Constitution is the law of the land,” he stated. “If you know it’s a violation of the Constitution, how can you enforce it?”

Howard described the SAFE Act as one of the strongest examples of the government not listening to the people.

“It’s an unenforceable law and I believe it will ultimately be declared unconstitutional,” he said. “Do you want law enforcement people that will say ‘I will do this because I’m told to do this, even if I know it’s wrong?’”

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Bilderberg Orders Cops to Harass Journalists: Voice Your Opposition

Austrian Home Guard NCO contact provides telephone numbers

by Kurt Nimmo | Infowars.com | June 9, 2015


Infowars cameraman Josh Owens describes the heavy-handed police state tactics of the Austrian police when dealing with the alternative media.

Every year the Bilderberg confab tweaks its efforts to lock out the media, deny transparency and keep its agenda secret. Regardless of the country where these globalists stage their annual meetings, governments invariably follow orders and dispatch police to deny access and intimidate journalists.

Meanwhile, when the establishment media bothers to file reports on the Bilderberg meeting, it invariably portrays the meeting as an informal gab fest of little consequence and the alternative media and demonstrators as conspiracy theorists.

On June 9 a member of the Austrian Home Guard NCO contacted Infowars. He pointed us to a web page (in German) detailing how the National Police Directorate in Tirol Innsbruck created an “Integrated management and operations staff” to deal with security issues at the Bilderberg meeting at Telfs-Buchen and the G7 summit in Elmau on June 7 and 8. Advanced preparations for security began in late May.

Since ISIS and other terrorist groups supposedly dedicated to attacking the West have not targeted what should be considered a prime target, the security in Austria has but one goal — to prevent the alternative media from covering the meeting and also keeping demonstrators miles away from the exclusive resort.

The Austrian police web page also reports border authorities have prevented an “increased volume of people” from entering the country.

Our contact provided the following information for those interested in expressing their displeasure with the Austrian police.

Please remember to express your opposition politely and non-aggressively. Confrontation will only allow the authorities in Austria to discount opposition.

Relevant phone numbers follow:

(0043 for Austria)

LPD Tirol (State Police directorate of Tyrol)

Telefon: 059133/70/0     (0043 59133700)
Fax: 059133/70/6009     (0043 59133706009)
LPD-T@polizei.gv.at

Traffic information center of the LPD Tirol

Tel +43(0)59133/70-4444
Polizeiinspektion Telfs (police office Telfs)
0043 (0)59 1337 126100

Bundesministerium für Inneres (Federal Ministry of the interior)

Einlaufstelle (drop-in center)
Tel.: +43-(0)1-531 26-0
Fax: +43-(0)1-531 26-108613
E-Mail: post@bmi.gv.at

Bürgerservice und Auskunftsstelle (Citizen service and information point)

Telefon +43-(0)1-531 26-3100
Fax: +43-(0)1-531 26-2125
E-Mail: buergerservice@bmi.gv.at

Pressestelle des Innenministeriums (public relations office)
Telefon +43-(0)1- 531 26 – 2488
Fax: +43-(0)1-531 26 – 2573
E-Mail: pressestelle@bmi.gv.at

Bundesamt zur Korruptionsprävention und Korruptionsbekämpfung (Federal office for corruption prevention and control)

Telefon +43-(0)1-531 26-6800
Fax: +43-(0)-1-531 26-10 85 83
E-Mail: BMI-IV-BAK-SPOC@bak.gv.at

Why Armed Drug Cops Took ‘every belonging’ from a Michigan Soccer Mom

“After they breached my door, at gunpoint, with masks… they proceeded to take every belonging in my house”
Why Armed Drug Cops Took ‘every belonging’ from a Michigan Soccer Mom

Image Credits: Ted Eytan, Flickr.

by Christopher Ingraham | Washington Post | June 5, 2015


Annette Shattuck wasn’t home when the masked men entered her house and ransacked it. But her 56-year-old mother was, clipping coupons and watching over Annette’s four children under the age of 10, Shattuck recalled last week before the Michigan House of Representatives.

“After they breached my door, at gunpoint, with masks,” she said, repeating what her family told her, “they proceeded to take every belonging in my house. And when I say every belonging, I mean every belonging.” That included, she said, her husband’s tools, the lawnmower and a bicycle. They took credit card statements, tax returns, and the public assistance card Shattuck used to help feed her family. They even took $90 worth of birthday money out of her daughter’s “pink bedroom,” as it’s listed in a summary of seized property compiled by the police.

“My children’s artwork was on the floor with boot-prints on it,” she says, recalling what she saw when she returned home. She testified that they hung her lingerie from the ceiling fans. The men took her vehicles, which she said included the car seats for the smaller children.

The men who did this were officers of Michigan’s St. Clair County Drug Task Force executing a search warrant on her home. Shattuck, you see, is a registered medical marijuana caregiver under Michigan’s medical marijuana law. This allows her to grow a certain quantity of marijuana plants to distribute to a small number of medical marijuana patients.

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Kids Abused, Choked And Beaten In Dark Rooms At Police “Leadership Camp”

Cops gave towels to children “to clean the blood off of themselves” after beatings
Kids Abused, Choked And Beaten In Dark Rooms At Police "Leadership Camp"

by Steve Watson | InfoWars | June 4, 2015


Several children aged 12 to 16 have come forward declaring that they were abused at the hands of cops at at 20 week “leadership camp” in California.

The police training camp claims to teach ‘discipline and leadership’ in order to keep kids out of trouble and reduce family conflict. The program, which costs $400, is sponsored by the Huntington Park Police Department, South Gate Police Department, and the California National Guard.

However, police with San Luis Obispo County have been accused of pulling children into dark rooms and punching, choking and beating them.

A report filed by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services details the abuses, with children claiming that cops “slapped, punched, and stepped on their hands and backs while doing push-ups” and “took them into a dark room where they were beaten if they did not meet the expectations of the camp supervisors.”

The report also notes that children were “given towels to clean the blood off of themselves prior to exiting the room after the beatings.”

Pictures from the camp shows police officers dressed like army drill sergeants, watching over children doing push ups.

An attorney for the families told reporters that two cops in particular, known as the “Gomez Brothers”, would take kids and “put their arms, forearms up against their neck, push them against the wall, and then both brothers would beat them,”

The Attorneys involved in the case also revealed that the police named in the report have not been fired or suspended, and have only been reassigned at this time.

A statement released Monday by South Gate Police Capt. James Teeples said “Recently, we received notification from some participants in the program who made allegations concerning the disciplinary measures and tactics used by members of both organizations. Both agencies believe in complete transparency and take all allegations very seriously.”

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Woman Calls Cops For Help With Suicidal Boyfriend, Cops Turn Up And Kill Him, Tell her “That’s what we do”

Detective tells family incident was “suicide by cop”
Woman Calls Cops For Help With Suicidal Boyfriend, Cops Turn Up And Kill Him, Tell her "That’s what we do"

by Steve Watson | InfoWars | May 29, 2015


In a tragically familiar turn of events, a woman in Florida called the cops for help in dealing with a mentally disturbed man who was threatening to kill himself with a knife. When the cops showed up, they shot him dead.

“I think [police] should come in using other things,” Kaitlyn Lyons told reporters following the death of her boyfriend Justin Way. “And I think they definitely need to figure out how to handle suicidal people.”

“The only person Justin threatened was himself and I honestly don’t think he wanted to die,” she said.

Lyons also noted that the cops who attended the call were carrying assault rifles, and looked like they “were going into war” when they entered the home.

The family claim that a detective with St. Johns County sheriff’s department has since made inflammatory remarks to them about the case, saying that it represents a “new trend in law enforcement now — suicide by cop.”

Detective Mike Smith also argued that Mr Way threatened Lyons, an accusation she denies, and that the deputies killed Way because he refused to drop the knife, and the cops felt threatened. “That’s what we do” the family says Smith told them.

The family also says that Smith wouldn’t reveal where or how many times their son was shot.

The family believes that Mr Way was shot while laying in bed. They say that there were no blood stains on the walls or floor nearby, and that bullets were removed from the mattress after the incident.

“If Justin was coming after them with a knife, at 6-foot-4, wouldn’t there be blood splattered all over the room?” George Way, the victim’s father said.

A police Commander, Chuck Mulligan, told reporters that it is standard procedure to send deputies armed with assault rifles to incidents involving mentally disturbed people, so long as “the deputies feel that that is the appropriate weapon system to use.” Mulligan said that only using Tasers could pose a risk to the officers.

“Whether it’s a rifle or not, in many senses, is a non-issue,” Mulligan said. “A bullet comes out of a handgun, a bullet comes out of a rifle.”

Unfortunately this is not an isolated case.

There are regular accounts of police resorting to deadly force when encountering mentally disturbed or challenging individuals. Experts have expressed concern that cops are simply not trained to deal with such situations.

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Thanks to #BlackLivesMatter, More Black People are Now Being Killed in Baltimore

Deadliest month in 15 years as cops fearful of making arrests

by Paul Joseph Watson | May 28, 2015


Thanks to last month’s riots and looting, which were advocated by many corners of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, more black people are dying in Baltimore as a result of massively reduced police patrols and criminals feeling more emboldened.

The city is currently undergoing its deadliest month in 15 years, with a 31-year-old woman and a young boy becoming the 37th and 38th homicide victims.

“It’s so bad, people are afraid to let their kids outside,” Baltimore resident Antoinette Perrine Perrine, whose brother was recently shot, told CBS. “People wake up with shots through their windows. Police used to sit on every corner, on the top of the block. These days? They’re nowhere.”

Arrests have dramatically fallen, with police afraid to detain suspects because they “often have 30 to 50 people surrounding them at any time” and fear getting arrested themselves for making mistakes, according to Police Commissioner Anthony Batts.

“So far this month, arrests are down roughly 56 percent. Police booked just 1,045 people in the first 19 days of May, an average of 55 a day. In the same time period last year, police arrested 2,396 people, an average of 126 a day,” reports the Associated Press.

“People feel as though they can do things and get away with it,” said Donnail Lee, another resident. “I see people walking with guns almost every single day, because they know the police aren’t pulling them up like they used to.”

Wicomico County, MD Sheriff Mike Lewis told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that cops were fearful to be proactive.

“Once you disembowel your law enforcement officers, then you cannot no longer expect them to go out there and protect you, or protect your communities,” he said.

The new national sport of hating police officers and advocating violence against cops – driven by sections of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, which is being funded by billionaire George Soros – has caused a vacuum of authority in high crime cities that has been filled by gun-wielding criminals.

Leftists media outlets like Salon and Time Magazine – who both legitimized violent riots in Ferguson and Baltimore – can also share some of the responsibility for this situation.

As we have previously documented – Black Lives Matter supporters don’t seem to care about black people killing other black people – despite the fact that black on black crime accounts for 93% of all black murder victims in the United States.

They only seem to be interested in black lives if they are taken by police officers, preferably white ones, because the whole narrative has been directed towards racial division instead of actually addressing the root causes of police brutality.

The scene was set for Baltimore’s bloody meltdown right at the beginning of last month’s riots, when police were ordered to stand down by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, allowing looters to take over parts of the city.

With cops now reluctant to do their jobs for fear of retribution, a deepening sense of lawlessness will only lead to more deaths of innocent black people.

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